Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency
With the nationwide focus on antipsychotic drug reduction, providers are seeing an increase in behaviors, especially with the dementia population. Thus, this Quality Measure is being impacted in facilities with a large dementia population. Many facilities are updating behavior management techniques and procedures to meet the increasing number of residents with dementia and behaviors. Surveyors are taking notice and are looking to see how facilities are managing challenging behaviors.
All the patients that triggered for this Quality Measure in the facility have a dementia diagnosis.
So, let’s take a deeper dive into the Measure Specification for this Quality Measure. This measure reports the percentage of long-stay residents who have behavior symptoms that affect others during the target period.